When it comes to raising baby pygmy leaf chameleons, neonates or newly born chameleons should be removed from the cage. If they were not incubated artificially because predation is what usually happens. Raising baby pygmy leaf chameleons mothers eating their newly born babies are an animal’s natural instinct. In this article, you’ll learn about raising baby pygmy leaf chameleons.
Neonates can co – exist inside a similar cage where their other sibling pygmy leaf chameleons are. As long as it is in a similar 5 gallon cage size. The bottom part of the cage should be left bare. It should contain artificial plants as well as mini branches where neonates can climb or hide as well.
The proper temperature should not be over 24 degrees Celsius or 76 degrees Fahrenheit. You may also want to add UVB light. It’s not required but it is optional. It is also recommended so that your new baby pygmies can also receive appropriate heat.
Similar to the typical adult pygmy leaf chameleons. The cage of your neonates should be well misted at least multiple times in one day. Your new hatchlings should also be fed flightless fruit flies as much as they can eat in a day. You can also dust these fruit flies with calcium (at least once a week) or what we call gut – loading so that your new baby chameleons can receive supplements and have a balanced and healthy nutrition.
The males and female newly born siblings should be separated by around 3 to 4 months. You can differentiate a male from a female by its tail lengths although it may not be accurate. Ask your vet if you want to know how to identify their sex.